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Breed Name: Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois possesses a strong desire to work and is happiest with regular activity and a job to do. They are considered as one of the high energy dogs and very hard working by nature. They are best guard dogs.
Nick Name: Mechelaar, Mechelse Herder, Mechelse Scheper, Pastor Belga Malinois
Ancient Use: Bred primarily as a working dog for personal protection, detection and police work
Type: Medium-sized dog
Built: Square and Proportionate built
Appearance: Belgian Malinois are found in fawn to mahogany colors with black markings over the body. They have black and erect ears. They have square built with deep chest.
Temperament: Active, intelligent, friendly, protective
Height: Males 24 – 26 inches, Females 22 – 24 inches
Weight: 55 – 65 pounds
Average Life: About 12-14 years
Barking Status: Barkers
Family Dog: They are not good family dogs and get reserved with the strangers
Preferable Temperature: Prefer cool climate
Active Breed: Yes
Member of: AKC
Socialization Status: No
Health Status: Belgian Malinois dogs are generally healthy, but like all breeds they are prone to Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Elbow Dysplasia and Anesthesia Sensitivity
What to Feed:
Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
How to Care: